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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
CEMETERIES: Farmington Lutheran Transcribed ~265 Burials Listed
NEWS-FLOODS: 1888-Railways abandoned to the flood, 1881-Train Wreck, 1882-Dynamite Explosion
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1882-Hastings Gazette Apprentice, 1878-President Visits Hastings
PEOPLE: Mrs. S. A. Pringle, Charley Proctor
MARRIAGE NEWS: Hanson-Follett (2), Mills-Baird, Gardner-Brewster
BIOS: Henry E. Otte
OBITS: Halstead Meeks, T. Morris, Henry Mingers, John Norquist
NEWS-CRIME: John Davis, Mary Nilan Misville Murder Trial, 1876-Free Lovers Under Arrest, 1896-Sam Sharp
NEWS-BUSINESS: Hastings Gazette
CEMETERIES: St. John's in Rosemount
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Ice Gorge, 1868-Forty Below
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1867-Mississippi Ice Safe, 1869-Railroad Progress, 1896-Counterfeiters
PEOPLE: O. B. Tyrrell, Charles Bigelow, Lewis Smith, E. B. Cowles
MARRIAGE NEWS: Cowles-Cowles, Crosby-Sprague, McAfee-Conner, Strawsele-Baldwin
BIOS: Charles Livingston, J. B. Lambert, C. H. L. Lange, William Lee, Charles B. Lowell
OBITS: Willie Allison
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